VAL DUFOUR - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/27/1984 - HFSID 36062
Sale Price $324.00
Handwritten, signed letter from the actor briefly describing his career, noting his first acting role as a child in minstrel shows
Autograph letter signed: "Val Dufour", in blue ink, 8½x11. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. June 27, 1984. In part: "Dear Todd - I was born Albert V. Dufour Jr. in New Orleans. The "V", stands for Valery. I've been actor as long as I can remember. Started singing and dancing in Minstrel Shows in blackface. The first song I sang (at 6 yrs. Old) was "I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of my Jellyroll" - and I did a tap dance". Val Dufour (1928-2000), born in New Orleans to Parisian French parents, made his Broadway debut in High Button Shoes (1947). He may be best remembered to a wider audience for his starring roles in daytime TV dramas: Walter Curtin in Another World (1967-1972) and John Wyatt on Search for Tomorrow (1972-1979). He was seen in many TV guest spots in the 1950s and 1960s, including 4 episodes of Gunsmoke and many other Western roles. Normal mailing fold. Slight surface creases. Fine condition.
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